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Danielle Yancey to moderate Indigenous Peoples’ panel at Wisconsin Leadership Summit


As we announced last week, the Wisconsin Leadership Summit schedule has 25 panel discussions on a range of topics, and will include one day of panels on government and business, one day on education, a day on social justice, a day on health and wellness, and finally, on October 9, a day of panels focused on specific affinity groups: Black, Latino, Indigenous and Asian American, followed by a wrap-up panel on allyship moderated by our CEO Henry Sanders.

We are thrilled to announce that Danielle Yancey, director of the Native American Center for Health Professions at the School of Medicine and Public Health at University of Wisconsin-Madison, has agreed to moderate the Indigenous panel on that day.

Danielle comes from the Menominee and Santee Dakota Sioux Nations. She has worked in public service for 15 years, focusing on programs that promote social justice, according to her personal bio. Previously, she served as the tribal liaison for the State of Wisconsin Department of Transportation in tribal affairs and as the Career Pathways coordinator at UW Health focusing on workforce development in the healthcare system. Yancey is also co-founder of the nonprofit organization, Spirit of a Woman, which empowers and uplifts indigenous girls and women.  She was named one of the 38 most influential Native American in Wisconsin earlier this year.

The Summit this year is all online, so you can attend from the comfort of your home or office. It will feature 25 sessions over five days from October 5-9, all for just $79 (or less if you work for a nonprofit organization or government agency, or if you’re a student). Get more details and register now at WisconsinLeadershipSummit.com!